How a Winfield doctor helped get new opioid withdrawal drug approved

A suburban doctor was one of the most active researchers to study a drug that recently became the first non-opioid approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Dr. Danesh Alam, medical director of behavioral health at Northwestern Medicine Central…

Mobility chairs with tank treads to move veterans at Ribfest

Electric wheelchairs with tank treads are coming to Naperville’s Ribfest this summer to help veterans get around the sprawling festival grounds. A Plainfield-based veterans recreation and fitness nonprofit called AllenForce is bringing the chairs, along with a veterans’ hospitality tent, to the fest for the first…

Andre Dawson opens Baby Otter Aquatic Center in Lombard

As a gifted athlete, many things came naturally to Chicago Cubs legend Andre Dawson, including the ability to turn on a 98 mph fastball. Swimming, however, wasn’t on the list. related advertisement   Now 63, the Hall of Famer didn’t learn how to handle himself in…

Three people found dead inside Winfield home

Three members of a Winfield family were found dead Monday morning inside their ranch house on Jefferson Street just south of Manchester Road, but authorities are remaining mum about what happened. Police Chief David Schar said officers were called to the home about 6 a.m., forced…

Will new GOP ties bind with Shaw, Schneider merger?

After a nasty primary battle Republicans are ready to unify, newly re-elected Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said Saturday. Attorney Mark Shaw was chosen as co-chairman and Schneider of Bartlett was re-elected as chairman in a move intended to solidify the fractured party at a…

Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon canceled due to floodwaters

The 2018 Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, has been canceled because of dangerous conditions, organizers announced Friday. Water levels have been rising beyond flood stage in Wisconsin for several days because of storms this week. All that water has been flowing…

Two people injured, one critically, in head-on crash in Hampshire

Two people were injured, one critically, in a head-on crash Friday afternoon in Hampshire, fire officials said. Crews from the Hampshire Fire Protection District responded about 12:45 p.m. to the two-vehicle collision with “heavy damage” on Melms Road west of Harmony Road, Deputy Chief Trevor Herrmann…

Cougar kills 1 mountain biker, injures 2nd near Seattle

NORTH BEND, Wash. — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. The cougar was later…

Rozner: Chicago White Sox games not great, but Steve Stone is

There was a time, seemingly not long ago, when a baseball broadcast was fun. The color analyst served to entertain, educate, predict and then explain the outcome, often with a heavy dose of humor. Today, many of the analysts around the game lecture, insisting you view…

Grammar Moses: Yinz know any good regionalisms?

The Oxford English Dictionary is marking its 90th anniversary with, among other things, a celebration of regional language. As a student of English, I love to discover how people in other parts of the country have their way with the language. I was solicited by OED…

A new column that will point out real fake news

In Sunday’s paper, we will introduce a column that calls out the fake news that undermines our democracy and the trust we place in the genuine news and information we receive. Bob Oswald’s Facts Matter will appear each Sunday. I hope you’ll make it a regular…

Facts Matter: Manure dumped on boss’s suburban lawn ­– false

Does it matter? Each of us is faced with a constantly changing barrage of information. Some items are journalistic and fact-based. Some have a highly partisan spin. Others are lies masquerading as news. During a commencement speech at Rice University in Texas this month, former New…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle wed in Windsor as millions watch

WINDSOR, England — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gazed into each other’s eyes and pledged their eternal love Saturday as they married at St. George’s Chapel in front of hundreds of celebrity guests and millions of viewers around the world. The American actress arrived to a…